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Sealed Fate

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Production number

Running time43 minutes

Original airdateMay 4, 2015

Nielsen rating18-49 rating:
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Written byMitchell Akselrad

Directed byKeith Boak

"Men of Blood""Houses Divided"


Abe makes one last effort to recruit a spy inside New York. Ben must determine who is a double agent.


In a flashback to 1775, Robert Rogers visits General Washington to offer his services to America. Washington correctly suspects Rogers of spying and orders his men to haul Rogers away. “You will live to regret it!” Rogers cries out.

As Abe packs for his next trip to York City, Richard warns him to stop his charade with Hewlett or else he will look into Abe’s true motives for visiting York City.

At the Continental camp in Valley Forge, a Redcoat named Arthur Sutherland surrenders himself. Ben interrogates Sutherland to discern whether he’s a spy or a true defector. To prove his loyalty, Sutherland warns that a civilian named Bill Shanks will soon visit them with a “wild claim,” with the true intention of spying for the king.

General Washington receives the intelligence from the bust.

Caleb returns from New Jersey with the intel from the wax bust. Sackett excitedly reads the intel and rushes it over to Washington. Upon reading it, Washington sends for Théveneau de Francy, the French secret intelligence officer.

Simcoe arrives in Setauket with his Rangers and tracks down Anna. Hewlett yells at Simcoe for returning to Setauket. Unfazed, Simcoe asks to stay at Anna’s tavern. Anna offers up her room, claiming Hewlett had just invited her to stay at Whitehall. Hewlett happily plays along with Anna’s impromptu plan.

Abe visits Townsend in York City. Townsend immediately tries to send him away, but Townsend’s father, Samuel, invites Abe to stay for a meal. Samuel, who has been apprised of Abe’s mission, quietly assures Abe that Robert will join the cause. Abe says he needs a decision by nighttime.

General Washington after telling Théveneau de Francy that it is time to unite.

De Francy reads the intel — a page torn from King George’s financial ledger which shows that England is virtually bankrupt. “It is time to unite,” Washington declares, saying this is proof to France that they can win this war. De Francy vows to take the intelligence straight to King Louis. To throw off Robert Rogers’ scent, Washington sends out decoy detachments so that de Francy can escape in the guise of a fur trader.

A dragoon informs Ben that a civilian has arrived with urgent news for Washington. Ben interrogates the civilian, whose name is Bill Shanks — just as Sutherland predicted. Shanks warns that someone close to Washington will attempt to assassinate him.

Abe and Samuel corner Townsend to convince him to spy for Washington. Townsend vehemently refuses.

Ben and Sackett interrogate Shanks, who says he learned about the assassination plot when he eavesdropped on two Royal officers — one of whom had a blond braid. Ben relays this information to Sutherland, who identifies the blond officer as John André. To test Sutherland, Ben says Washington might leave camp in response to Shanks’ report of an imminent attack. Sutherland advises them to keep Washington in Valley Forge, leading Ben to presume that Sutherland wants to keep Washington near so that he can kill him.

General Washington questions Bartholomew Shanks.

Ben tells Washington about Sutherland and Shanks. Washington discovers Shanks’ name on a list of men who were reported missing at a recent massacre and accuses Shanks of deserting and defecting to the enemy. Ben maintains his theory that Shanks is telling the truth, but Washington accuses him of poor judgment and orders Sackett, not Ben, to debrief Sutherland.

Samuel stops by Abe’s room and guarantees that Robert will change his mind by the time of Abe’s next visit. Abe, who is concerned about Richard’s warning, racks his brain for a plausible intelligence report that would satisfy both Hewlett and Richard. He hatches an idea: He will tell Hewlett that he found an active Sons of Liberty dead drop. He pens a fake note, “The Sons of L will meet tomorrow.”

In a dark street, Abe places the note behind a brick on a crumbling wall. A homeless man yells at him, attracting the attention of nearby Redcoats. Abe retrieves the note and runs. The Redcoats chase Abe down and discover his note. “We just caught us a spy,” a Redcoat says.

The next day, Sackett interrogates Sutherland in his tent. Meanwhile, Ben continues to grill Shanks and learns that one of the Royal officers who Shanks overheard had a scar on his cheek — just like Sutherland. Ben sprints over to Sackett’s tent but it’s too late: Sackett lies dead in a pool of blood.

General Washington saying that he was certain he was right.

Ben informs Washington that Sutherland stole vital documents, some of which contained the name Culper. He angrily storms off, accusing Washington of being blind.

That night, Rogers ambushes de Francy as he secretly escapes through the woods. He slits de Francy’s throat and leaves with the intelligence in hand.

Officers beat Abe in a cell. Abe admits to writing the note but only in order to lure rebels. He urges them to corroborate his story with Major Hewlett. Meanwhile, a crew of Continental soldiers infiltrates Whitehall and hauls Hewlett away as retribution for the death of their captain — the murder that Simcoe carried out then pinned on Hewlett with the blood-scrawled note, “Compliments of Major Hewlett DEATH TO ALL REBELS.”


"It is time to unite."
George Washington to Théveneau de Francy.
"Certain I was right. I was certain."
―George Washington to William Lee.




Also Starring


  • Kate MacCluggage as Patience Wright (archive footage only)
  • Edward Gero as Prime Minister (archive footage only)
  • Pascal Yen-Pfister as Théveneau de Francy
  • Alex Miller as Joseph Reed
  • Zechariah Pierce as Dragoon
  • Charles Lawlor as Homeless Man
  • Stuart Greer as Officer Yates
  • Danny Yoerges as Redcoat
  • Christopher Speed as Soldier
  • Adam Poole as Singing Soldier
  • Christopher Johnson as Brawler


Opening credits

TURN: Washington's Spies

Closing credits

  • Co-Producer Aïda Mashaka Croal
  • Co-Producer Alexander Rose
  • Associate Producer Tom Keefe
  • Associate Producer Erin Mitchell
  • Executive Story Editor LaToya Morgan
  • Unit Production Manager Henry Bronchtein
  • First Assistant Director Frank Ferro
  • Second Assistant Director Caroline Stephenson
  • Virginia Casting by Erica Arvold, CSA
  • Virginia Casting Associate Jen Ingulli, CSA
  • Costume Designer Donna Zakowska
  • Production Supervisor Kate Amer
  • Art Director Richard Blankenship
  • Set Decorator Catherine Davis
  • Property Master Kelly Farrah
  • Head Hair Stylist Ardis Cohen
  • Head Make-Up Artist Ashley Fetterman
  • Stunt Coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker
  • 1st Assistant Accountant Melinda Reynolds
  • Foreman Jimmy Lee Carmickle
  • Key Grip Charlie Harris
  • Gaffer John Priebe
  • Best Boy Electric Wade Tyree
  • Rigging Gaffer Trey Peterson
  • Best Boy Grip Greg Martin
  • Leadman Craig Taylor
  • Transportation Coordinator Nik Edgerton
  • Transportation Co-Captain Logan Welch
  • LA Casting Associate Kendra Shay Clark, CSA
  • Production Sound Mixer William Britt
  • Re-Recording Mixers Dan Hiland, Gary Rogers
  • Supervising Sound Editor George Haddad
  • Music Supervisor Thomas Golubić
  • Music Consultant Tony Berg
  • Music Editor Chris McGeary
  • Post Production Supervisor Brandon Krzyminski
  • Post Production Coordinator Ky Reeves
  • Post Production Assistants John Marsella, Robert Conchas
  • VFX Supervisor Jon Massey
  • On Set VFX Supervisor Terry Windell
  • VFX Producer Casey Conroy
  • Assistant Editor Tamara Luciano
  • Production Services Provided by Stalwart Films, LLC
  • Visual Effects by FuseFX
  • Post Production Sound Services by Warner Bros. Post Production Services
  • Digital Dailies Rex Teese
  • High Definition Post Production ArsenalFX Color
  • Main Title Design by Shine
  • Main Title Theme "Hush" by Joy Williams, Charlie Peacock & Matt Berninger
    • Performed by Joy Williams & Matt Berninger
  • Filmed with ARRI Cameras and Lenses
  • Special Thanks to The Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Film Office, Virginia Department of Corrections


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  • Dates
    • 1775 (flashback only)
    • 1777

Links and references

External links

Turn: Washington's Spies Season 2 (2015)

201. "Thoughts of a Free Man"
202. "Hard Boiled"
203. "False Flag"
204. "Men of Blood"
205. "Sealed Fate"

206. "Houses Divided"
207. "Valley Forge"
208. "Providence"
209. "The Prodigal"
210. "Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot"

See also: S1S2S3S4